Roberto Clemente Single-Signed, Inscribed Giles ONL Baseball 
Lot Number 304
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Roberto Clemente’s accolades are plentiful, including a dozen All-Star nominations and Gold Gloves, an MVP and a pair of World Series championships; and by all accounts he was a better person than ball-player. Likely missing from most autograph and Pirates collections this a beautiful single-signed and inscribed Roberto Clemente (d.1972) Warren Giles Official National League Baseball. The signature grades an impressive (“8-9”) and features a relatively lengthy To Alanna McLure, Best Wishes inscription. While in some cases a personalization is undesirable, in the case of Clemente obtaining as many letters in his hand as possible is truly a noteworthy cause. The ball itself rates a (“7-8”) with occasional toning, though all of the stampings and markings are clearly legible. Seemingly spanning from the west panel to the east panel and completely engulfing the sweet spot, this impressive specimen of penmanship will be the prized possession of most collections. COA from James Spence Authentications. 
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